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Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Boundaries for Lawyers”
Vancouver, B.C.
CPD Approved for 5 hours
Starting April 3, 2019

Lawyers face many more complex boundary decisions than most people do. Many practice problems lawyers get into with clients, the Law Society or other lawyers are a result of poor boundary decisions. Taking on cases you can’t handle, taking on too much work, conflicts with colleagues, staff or clients, feeling overwhelmed or burned-out are often manifestations of boundary problems. This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice, and minimize or eliminate these boundary-related issues.

When: Wednesday April 3, 10, 24 & May 1, 2019
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 12:15-1:30 pm
Fee: $100 (plus $5.00 GST)
Registration:  email us your completed form at
(info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 2T4

Click here to download Registration Form Boundaries Workshop April 3-May 1 2019

“The Grieving Process” Workshop –
Three 2-Hour Evening Sessions
6 Hours CPD

LAPBC is offering a three-session evening program for lawyers who are working through the grieving process. We suffer losses and changes at work, in our personal relationships and in these changing times. This confidential program will focus on “what’s normal”, managing relationships with others, healing, resiliency, life after loss, as well as other related issues. It will be facilitated by Michael Kahn, LPC (Oregon), JD.

When: Monday: February 25th, March 4th, & 11th 2019
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Fee:  $50.00 (including $2.38 GST)
Registration:  email us your completed form at (info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 2T4.

Click here to download Grief Workshop February 25 to March 11 2019

 

Options for Lawyers Workshops 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. All LAP workshops are confidential and independent from the Law Society. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Managing Career and Life Transitions”

CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Transitions are an inevitable part of our lives and the natural part of being human. However, transitions can also be difficult, painful and confusing. With the digital explosion, many people find that transitions are compounding and accelerating through the life cycle. Whether you are in a transition at this time or in the process of contemplating change, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will develop a deeper understanding of your existing transition strategies and your personal style of responding to change through Mindful and Cognitive-Based Strategies. This understanding will facilitate the creation of a personal action plan that is grounded in your strengths and resilience capacities.

This workshop will be facilitated by Bena W. Stock, B.A., LL.B., M.C. R.C.C. who is an Associate Director and Counsellor for the Lawyers Assistance Program. Bena practised law for 24 years, has a Masters in Counselling, and has successfully helped many lawyers work through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, time management, and career transitions.

Click here to download Options Notice March 20 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please Derek LaCroix at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

 

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details